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Miles Morales: Spider-Man #9

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Universal acclaim

Based on 5 critic ratings.


MILES MORALES, A.K.A. SPIDER-MAN’s, battle against the HOBGOBLIN reaches a fever pitch, pushing Miles to his limits – AND BEYOND – awakening new powers that could save the day… or utterly consume and destroy the wall-crawler for good!

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Print Length
24 pages
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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95


    It’s a no holds barred battle amongst the rubble of Beyond Corp as ‘Miles Morales: Spider-Man’ #9 pits the title character against the unhinged and even deadlier Hobgoblin, pulling back the curtain on the villain’s true motivations. Every bit of energy put into these pages continues to create one of the best Miles series that we’ve ever gotten.

  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 88

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Ziglar brings this battle to a satisfying and explosive conclusion. The action is fantastic and I love the tension and tone of the story a lot. There were some big dramatic moments throughout and Miles’ conflicts continue to be intriguing. I really liked the moments between Miles and Starling and the Hobgoblin motivation is intriguing enough to make me want to know more.

    The Art: Vicentini and Sabbatini deliver some pulse pounding art throughout the issue. The visuals are stylish and perfectly match the frenetic and action-packed tone of the story.

  • 86

    Comic Watch

    Miles Morales: Spider-Man #9 walks a tightrope in terms of narrative balancing, and does so with grace. This issue further cements Miles Morales’ book as Marvel’s most premier and highest-quality title with a Spider to grace its cover.

  • 60

    Miles’ battle with Hobgoblin consumes almost all of this month’s issue as a particularly fearsome throwdown hints at a broader conspiracy and mysteries set to unfold for months to come. The action sequences between the two are excellent with Hobgoblin portrayed as a powerful antagonist despite their own confusion. Federico Vicentini captures the villain’s costume and transforms what can be cartoonish into something quite intimidating. Not all of the action flows clearly, though, specifically the battle’s resolution which requires additional explanation after the fact. While Miles and Hobgoblin’s dialogue seeds elements of mind control and goblin networks that have been addressed in various forms across years of Marvel comics, they lack a great deal of context here and readers unwilling to dig through back issues may find themselves waiting months to get a sense of exactly what just occurred. Starling’s encounter with a robot delivers a lot more laughs and a sense of clarity in contrast. While Miles Morales: Spider-Man #9 makes a strong case for Hobgoblin as a recurring villain in the series, it struggles to set up exactly what that means for the story of characters going forward and never manages to escape the scene it starts over the course of 20 pages.

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